Flexibility is a topic that is much discussed in terms of how we want to work in the future. Fabian Dittrich always explores the limits of what modern work can mean today and what role global digitalization plays in it.
He has traveled through South America with an old Land Rover Defender as his office and two co-workers, while doing data migrations with his startup Helpando for Fortune 500 companies, such as Microsoft and Intel. The mission of the trip was "Travel through Southamerica and meet people, who use technology to redefine work." All this has been documented in detail as a video diary on his blog Startup Diaries.
This way of working, made possible by the worldwide expansion of the Internet, requires a tight organization and a high level of professionalism. The trend of "Work is where the WiFi is" also arrives on the campus. Not only the working world but also studying becomes increasingly decentralized.
Precisely for this reason, we see the physical space as an identity creating environment, in which students can develop their interests and individuality. This is an essential advantage, that a campus can offer.
That's why we talked to Fabian about whether the complete detachment of a constant location still allows this identification and what other factors play a role. When we talked to Fabian, he was in a mountain cabin in Montenegro and wrote his book.